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Golden Globes: Shockers, romance and Cosby jokes

Rapper Common, singer John Legend win for song from "Selma"

Lisa Respers France | 1/12/2015, 8 a.m.
The 72nd Golden Globes started out pretty much how we expected with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting: irreverent and ...
Viola Davis on the red carpet before the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2015. (Photo: CNN)

— Amazon enjoyed an inagural win, snagging best TV series comedy or musical for "Transparent" about a character who comes out as transgender. Series star Jeffrey Tambor took home the award for best actor in a TV comedy.

He thanked the transgender community.

"Thank you, thank you," Tambor said. "Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your patience and thank you for letting us be a part of the change."

Showtime's new series, "The Affair," surprised many by capturing the best TV drama award and best actress in a TV drama for Ruth Wilson.

Kevin Spacey won his first Golden Globe award after being nominated eight times. Spacey won for best actor in a TV drama for his role as diabolical politician Francis Underwood in the hit Netflix series "House of Cards."

"Birdman," starring Michael Keaton as a former superhero-playing actor trying to recharge his career with a Broadway play, led all of the films with seven Golden Globe nominations, but failed to dominate the ceremony. Keaton won for best actor in a musical or comedy.

Among the television categories, "Fargo" led all nominees with five nominations, followed by "True Detective" which had four and "Jane the Virgin," which received two.

"Fargo" took the first two TV awards, for best miniseries or TV movie and best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for its star Billy Bob Thornton.

"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez moved the audience with her tearful acceptance speech after her win for best actress in a TV comedy or musical.

"Thank you God for making me an artist," she said. It was her first nomination and win.